Divorce Poem

What Dad Missed Out On

Well, when I was around 2 my dad cheated on my mom and told her he didn't love her anymore. He broke her heart and he left me and my mom. We talk sometimes now, but I don't really want anything to do with him. This poem was to show you guys how one person can change the way you feel sometimes!!

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I know most of you guys know how I feel. I never really knew what my dad did. I have a piece of advice for you: don't worry, you are special. God created you for a reason. Try and help...

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Flowered Heart


Published: May 2008

When you left me
I was too young to see
I was too young to tell
how much pain you would make my heart dwell

I cry almost every night
because I know my daddy won't be here tonight
He left me some years ago
Nothing can ever make me feel this low

I never saw them together because at the time of divorce I was just two
but I have to say Daddy, it was all because of you
You told her you didn't love her
How could you do that to my mother

The woman that loved you more than you can ever know
A woman who is still waiting for your return at the window
I am 15 1/2 now, Dad, it's a shame you aren't here to help
me fill my life support bag

You missed out on band competitions
That we even won first place in
You miss out on my first overnight camp
There I made so many new friends

My softball games are the funniest by far
I hit that ball so hard one time I could have swore it hit a star
But Daddy, enough with that,
I have on question that is hanging on my back

Where'd you go, Daddy?
The peelings on my heart are making a pretty big stack


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  • Maddie by Maddie, London
  • 7 years ago

I know most of you guys know how I feel. I never really knew what my dad did. I have a piece of advice for you: don't worry, you are special. God created you for a reason. Try and help your mom with the dishes and be nice to her because she gave birth to you. Don't care what people think about you. The best way to get rid of these negative "fake dad " feelings is to focus on the positive and go and pursue your dream and make your mom happy.

  • Stanslous Sarukore by Stanslous Sarukore
  • 8 years ago

People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them

  • Suthida by Suthida, Singapore
  • 10 years ago

I found out about him cheating when I was 12, he has been with the other 2 women for more than 10 years. he and my mum had been married for 15 years when we found out. I'm 15 now and I hate to see other girls with their dad, I get so jealous. I hate my life

  • Ben P. by Ben P., Lancashire
  • 11 years ago

The poems here are beautiful. I am a 44-year-old man whose wife has just said she's leaving me for another man.
I feel as if my best friend is dying and there's nothing I can do to save her.
Oh God, please help me.

  • Megan by Megan, Alabama
  • 11 years ago

When I was 3 my parents got a divorce cause he cheated on my mom January. I couldnt see him for 8 years of my life if I saw him it was a supervised visit cause of his alcohol and drug addiction. One day when he claimed he was clean we went to his house and a lady was on the couch, our new step mom, I had no idea she got him hooked on drugs again and she abused me and my sister as well as him I went back to my moms and I had a new step dad he was also abusive and a drunk but now everything is good. So I know how you feel some advice I'd give you is to PRAY just always pray you're in gods hands

  • kakila by kakila
  • 13 years ago

I was 3 when my dad left me my brother and my mom.. he cheated and abused my mother then he left with out saying good bye.. we saw him off and on for year then we stop seeing him we talk every once in a while but it not the same.. my mom remarried when I was 5 and my dad had another little girl with his new wife.. so it sad but you grow on the things that hurt you and I have come to realize at 19 that life is to short just got to keep your head up

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